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Robots take over at

Salt River High School

tournament Jan. 21



VEX IQ Robotics Tournament

Where: Salt River High School, 4827 N. Country Club Dr. Scottsdale, Arizona 85256

When: Saturday, January 21

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Teams begin arriving at SRHS at 7 a.m.; the competition begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Contact: Nathan Remington, (480) 362-2014

For more information about VEX IQ robot competitions, click here.





Athletic Events This Week


Competitions are at SRHS, unless otherwise noted. 


Thursday, Jan. 19

JV Girls Basketball vs. Heritage-Mesa, 4 p.m.

JH Boys basketball vs. BASIS-Phoenix, 6 p.m.


Friday, Jan. 20

Varsity Girls Basketball @ South Pointe , 5 p.m. (game was cancelled by CAA but was then re-scheduled)


Saturday, Jan. 21

HS Wrestling @ Harvest Prep Tournament, 8 a.m.




Mark Your Calendars!




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"Hamlet at Hogwarts"

An original play the SRHS drama students performed December 15. Check out these production photos featuring students Sophia Jackson, Jason James, Jr., Eliza Lewis, Denton Miguel and Brandon Ventour, with drama teacher Heidi Horchler. 









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Sports News

Recap (1/2-1/7)

Varsity Girls Basketball (7-1)

The Lady Eagles jumped on Paradise Valley Christian last Thursday on the road and won with a final score of 38-25. Led in scoring by sophomore McKenzie Dockerty (10), sophomore Hio:sik Hill (9) and freshman Lynnice Carlysle (9), the girls kept working themselves back into shape after the new year. Yesterday the girls traveled to Tri-City Christian in Chandler to face off with CAA Division I Desert Heights Prep in the MLK Classic Invitational and won 47-30. For their second-straight game, the Lady Eagles were again balanced in scoring by Dockerty, Hill and Carlisle, who all scored 8 points.

JH Boys Basketball (7-3)

It was an exciting week for the JH boys' team as they defeated both teams from Heritage-Mesa. The Eagles moved to 7 wins and 3 losses on the season and are still ranked #5 in CAA Division III. Top scorer Jonathan Scott (7th grade) averages 19.4 points per game.

JV Girls Basketball (4-4)

The junior varsity girls won on the road last week at Paradise Valley Christian Prep on Thursday and are currently ranked #8 in the state; the top 8 teams making the state “futures” tournament.

JH Wrestling

Salt River’s junior high wrestling team entered four wrestlers into the ALA Ironwood JH Classic on Saturday. All of the Eagles placed at the tournament, some fighting their way back from tough losses and some tearing through their divisions.

Boys 128 - Lamar Lopez's place is 8th and has scored 1.00 team points.
Boys 144 - Charlotte Carlisle's place is 5th and has scored 0.00 team points.
Boys 160 - Garrett Miguel's place is 2nd and has scored 11.00 team points.
Boys 190 - Avilio Hernandez's place is 1st and has scored 4.50 team points.

HS Wrestling

The varsity wrestling team traveled to ALA Ironwood last Friday where they faced off against ASU Prep Poly (W 30-18), ALA Ironwood (L 18-59) and Phoenix Collegiate Academy (L 6-21), bringing the team’s overall dual meet record to 3-5 on the season. Head Coach NaHumma said, “All the Eagle wrestlers put in great work as we make our final push to the state championship, which has been set for February 11th at ALA Ironwood”.  Some key matches on Friday included Andre Enas Jr. (Jr.), who returned from injury, moving up to the HWT division for this event collecting a forfeit and a 1-minute pin against Phoenix Collegiate Academy, and senior Jason James Jr. dominated in the HWT division by earning a 1:17 pin against ALA Ironwood and collecting his first-career technical fall in an exhibition match winning 16-0 against Phoenix Collegiate Academy, advancing his individual record to 10-1.


Recap (1/2-1/7)

JH Wrestling

Salt River went 0-4 in their duels at Chandler Prep Jan. 5. “The junior high wrestlers brushed off their skills after the long break, but need some practice to get back into their rhythm,”  said JH head wrestling coach Hosteen Smith.

HS Wrestling

The Ba’ag wrestlers finished well at the Salt River Classic this past Saturday (Jan. 7) with freshman Alex Enas placing sixth in the 145-pound division; freshman Juaquin Suniga finishing third overall wrestling at 152 pounds; junior James Thomas finishing second overall at 195 pounds; and senior and defending state champion Jason James winning the overall championship in the heavyweight division. On the girls’ side, Julia Gutierrez finished in second place to round out the Eagles afternoon. Details of the matches for the Salt River Classic can be found here.

HS Boys Basketball (3-3)

The varsity boys fell 53-66 to Trinity Christian in Prescott Jan. 6. The Eagles were led by senior Brandon Ventour’s 26 points and sophomore Jacob Schurz’ 17 points. Coach Wilson noted the team won the second half 36-29 but that the slow start on the road was too much to overcome. 

Varsity Girls Basketball (6-1)

The Lady Eagles hosted Sequoia Pathway Jan. 5 and fell 42-40 in a competitive CAA Division II match-up. The girls jumped out to an early lead but were hampered late in the game with foul trouble and injury. In the end it was the visiting team’s full-court press that accounted for the resurgence and outcome. 

JH Boys Basketball (5-3)

It was an exciting week for the JH boys team as they started with a 43-28 win over San Tan Charter on Jan. 5, which was followed by a field trip to attend the Suns vs. Cavs game in downtown Phoenix Jan. 8. 


The Canyon Athletics Association (CAA) released its first state basketball rankings for the 2016-17 season and the Salt River High School teams have earned the following:

  • Varsity girls basketball is ranked #2 (top 8 D2 teams make the state tournament)
  • JV Girls Basketball is ranked #6 (top 8 teams make the state tournament)
  • JH Boys Basketball is ranked #5 (top 8 D3 teams make the state tournament)
  • Varsity boys basketball is ranked #20 (top 16 D1 teams make the state tournament)


Recap (12/29)

SRHS hosted CAA (nine junior high and seven varsity) wrestling teams over the Winter break for the annual Holiday Wrestling Tournament. To be eligible to compete, Salt River wrestlers must have participated in holiday practices over their break from school and show up to compete four days after Christmas.

The junior high wrestlers, led by second-year head coach Hosteen Smith, is largely composed of brand new wrestlers with only three of 13 team members coming in with past wrestling experience. Three wrestlers were entered into the holiday tournament still putting forward a great performance that led their team to an eighth-place finish at the event. Falcon Reed (6th grade) was entered into the Boys 152-pound division and finished fourth; Garrett Miguel (7th grade) was entered into the Boys 175-pound division and placed second; and Avilio Hernandez (7th grade) was entered into the heavyweight division and battled his way to second place.

The varsity team, led by fifth-year head coach Na Humma, has a mix of new and returning talent. About half the team entered to compete in the holiday tournament, at which the Eagles had a fourth-place team finish. Alex Enas (Fr.) competed at 145-pounds, suffering a first-round loss and had to fight his way back to face his teammate, Joaquin Suniga (Fr.), who also suffered a first-round loss, in the match for third place. Joaquin was the eventual winner of that epic bout. Julia Gutierrez (So.) is a first-year wrestler who moved into the Boys Division for her first matches of the season, due to no girls competing in her weight class over the break. Overcoming her initial worries, Julia still managed to place fifth in the Boys Division. James Thomas (Jr.) entered the 195-pound category to compete in his first matches of the season, overcoming a first-round loss to pin his way back into second place. Team captain Denton Miguel (Sr.) entered the 170-pound weight class with an exciting pin over Canyon State Academy to start his day, eventually finishing third. Team Captain Jason James Jr. (Sr.) competed in the heavyweight division, suffering his only loss of the year in the finals match to finish second after pinning his way through other opponents.

Recap (12/12-12/16) 

By Brandon Tauscher, SRHS Athletic Director

Varsity Boys Basketball played again on the road last week defeating Genesis 50-32 on Wednesday. The Eagles play host this Tuesday to a one-win Foothills Academy team, looking for its third straight win on the season!

Varsity Girls Basketball moved to 6-0 on the season last week after wins against SW Leadership (80-18) and American Leadership Academy—Ironwood (46-25). Dating back to last year’s championship season, the varsity girls program has now won 14 games in a row, tying its best mark under third-year head coach Dino Puccetti, who also won 14 consecutive games during the 2015-16 regular season.  

JV Girls Basketball split games last week falling Tuesday to Ajo on the road, 36-41, and winning at American Leadership Academy—Ironwood 29-24 on Thursday. The Lady Eagles use a balanced approach on offense and an aggressive defense to push the pace of the games under head coach Robert Ramirez.

JH Boys Basketball fell twice last week on Tuesday and Friday, losing at home (25-38) to Legacy—Chandler on Tuesday and on the road to EVAC 32-37 on Friday. The young squad for Salt River continues to play extremely hard and gain valuable experience under the direction of the Roanhorse sisters (Kyronna & Miyone) who are in their first year of coaching the JH Boys Basketball program.  

JH and HS wrestling will be in action over the winter break hosting a tournament Dec. 29. At the Canyon State dual meet this past Friday, the high school team went 2-1 on the evening, falling to Canyon State (6-42) and winning against Sycamore Canyon (30-24) and Imagine Surprise (30-6).

Recap (12/5-12/9):

By Brandon Tauscher, SRHS Athletic Director

Varsity Boys Basketball played twice on the road last week, splitting games and falling to Paradise Valley Christian Tuesday, 37-42, and winning at BASIS—Prescott on Thursday, 60-46. The dynamic duo of sophomore Jacob Schurz and senior Brandon Ventour again led the way for the Eagles in scoring last week with Schurz averaging 25.0 points per game and Ventour 21.5 pts./game.

Varsity Girls Basketball improved to 4-0 on the season last week after taking down South Pointe 49-35 at home on Tuesday and winning 50-6 on Thursday in defeating Sequoia Charter. Freshman Lynnice Carlisle stepped up playing point guard and led the team with 15 points at Sequoia Charter while the overall balanced approach in scoring from the Lady Eagles is making it hard for other defenses.

JV Girls Basketball won both games last week in convincing fashion, defeating Ajo at home on Tuesday, 48-19, and at home again on Thursday, 50-12, against Paradise Valley Christian.

JH Boys Basketball won both games last week on Monday and Thursday, defeating Heritage—Mesa #2 (29-26) and Heritage—Mesa #3 (46-20), respectively.

JH Wrestling was on the road twice last week at Chandler Prep on Tuesday. The young Eagles continue to improve and are off this week while the varsity wrestling program will be on the road Friday at Canyon State. Seventh grader Garret Miguel went undefeated (2-0) at Chandler Prep and 6th grader Lamar Lopez went 1-1 while the other young Eagles continue to improve.




Congratulations Salt River High School student-athletes for being named to the 2016 CAA Division I All-State team(s)!

As voted on by a collection of head coaches in the state, sophomore Jacob Schurz was one of three linebackers named by CAA coaches for defense. Schurz led the Eagles in nearly every defensive statistical category including tackles, sacks, and forced fumbles in helping the Eagles to a 5-4 season, its third winning season in school history. See who made the 2016 All State Division I Football team! 

Dockerty was named to the All-State team by CAA coaches as an outside hitter in only her first year of playing high school volleyball. McKenzie led the Lady Eagles in serving aces (55) and was second on the team in kills (87). Dockerty was second in team kills to senior Nevalena Lewis, who was also recognized by CAA coaches as earning honorable mention status. See who made the 2016 All State Division I Volleyball team!

CAA Division I Football All-State

Jacob Schurz

CAA Division I Volleyball All-State

McKenzie Dockerty

CAA Division I Volleyball Honorable Mention

Nevalena Lewis




Parent Notification Letter From Principal Gentile

Please click here to read a letter regarding Salt River High School's

academic achievement and growth.